Whole Family Wellbeing Fund – Applications Open for Phase 2

Whole Family Wellbeing Fund


In July 2022, the Scottish Government announced that it is allocating £32m Whole Family Wellbeing Funding nationally as part of its commitment to support implementation of the findings of the Independent Care Review – 

  • The review took place from 2017-2020
  • It listened to over 5,500 voices, half of which were children & young people who have experienced the care system
  • The conclusion of the review was The Promise – a clear statement of what needs to change to support the lives and wellbeing of our children, young people, adults and families across Scotland 

The Scottish Government aims to ensure that every family that needs support gets the right family support at the right time, to fulfil children’s rights to be raised safely in their own families, for as long as it is needed. This is in line with the National Principles of Holistic Family Support and the ambition set out to #KeepThePromise.

The aim is to shift investment towards early intervention and prevention activities, to ensure families can access support before they reach crisis point.

Dundee Children’s Service Planning Partnership will receive £1.16 million per annum of this funding through to 2026.

Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action, through stakeholder engagement, will be supporting the development of proposals for this fund.

The Phase 1 application process ran from 5th June 2023 through to 17th July 2023.

As there’s an underspend, the CSPP is now inviting further bids for a share of £596k per year focused on specific priorities not covered or adequately covered in the initial phase.



For more detailed guidance around the fund please read the below – 

Guidance for Applicants – Whole Family Wellbeing Fund 2023 Phase 2



Phase 2 application process will open on Monday 25th September and will close on Friday 27th October at 5pm.

This fund is a recurring fund for three years, from 2023/24 through to 2025/26.

Please submit your completed application via email at wfwf@dvva.scot, or to Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action, Number Ten, 10 Constitution Road, Dundee, DD1 1LL.

Application Form – Whole Family Wellbeing Fund 2023 Phase 2


Decisions will be made in due course thereafter. If you are unsuccessful in your bid you will be notified by email of this decision.



For any queries email wfwf@dvva.scot or phone 01382 305700

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